Sir James Stephen

(1789—1859) civil servant

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African Institution

Overview page. Subjects: British History.

Founded in 1807, in the wake of the abolition of the British slave trade, the African Institution replaced the Society for the Abolition of Slave Trade (1787) and had similar ...

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Leslie Stephen

Overview page. Subjects: Literature — Philosophy.


English man of letters and first editor of the Dictionary of National Biography. Stephen's main philosophical work was his Science of Ethics (1882), an evolutionary...

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Sir James Fitzjames Stephen

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son of Sir J. Stephen and brother of Sir L. Stephen, became legal member of council in India (1869–72) and high court judge (1879–91). In 1861 he was counsel for Rowland...

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